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Driver uses cell phone to guide rescuers to her vehicle

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A driver who rolled her vehicle along a rural Douglas County was rescued Friday, Jan. 12, after she was able to guide responders to the crash scene by the telling them when she could hear their sirens

A news release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said officials were not initially able to find the vehicle that Tammy Tharp, 23, of Farwell, rolled off County Road 7 near County Road 26, east of Kensington. Tharp had called 911 with her cell phone to report that she was trapped in her vehicle, then had to guide responders to her by saying when she could hear sirens getting closer.

Authorities found the car on its roof in a partially wooded area. Deputies, along with a state trooper, were able to cut her seat belt and free her from the vehicle.

She was taken by North Ambulance to Douglas County Hospital where she was being treated for her injuries.

Kensington Fire and Rescue and Holmes City First Responders also were called to the crash, which happened shortly after 8 a.m. Friday.